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Moors' authority is top employer
4:22pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
THE North York Moors National Park has been named as one of Yorkshire and the Humber’s best employers.
The authority won the Medium Apprenticeship Employer of the Year title in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2012.
A total of 17 apprentices are employed by the authority – 14 per cent of its total workforce – and a further five apprentices are supported on the National Park hill farms.
And over the last ten years it has trained more than 50 apprentices in environmental conservation, accounting, and business administration.
Chief executive Andy Wilson said: “I cannot stress enough how brilliant it is to have apprentices. We need enthusiastic young people buzzing with vitality at our offices and out in the park.
“Our apprentices have brought down the average age in the authority, they bring new ideas, we learn from them just as they learn from us, and they have lots of IT skills.
“They are a new generation and all businesses need them”.